H. Tesh Ramey joined the College of Arts + Architecture in Fall 2013 with eleven years’ experience teaching K-5 Music in North Carolina public schools. She earned a Biology degree from Wake Forest University and her B.M. in Music Education from Appalachian State, where she studied clarinet under Doug Miller.
During her teaching tenure, Tesh served as a mentor, cooperating teacher, and district chair for the CMS Elementary Honors Chorus. After receiving her National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Music in 2006, she joined the staff of the CMS National Board Office as a portfolio reader. In 2016, she renewed her National Board Certification.
Tesh has served on district-wide curriculum writing committees in Forsyth and Mecklenburg counties as well as serving as a textbook reviewer for the Silver-Burdett Making Music North Carolina Music Planner, distributed to NC Elementary Music classrooms. In 2009, she was voted Teacher of the Year at Idlewild Elementary. Tesh received her Master of Education in
Curriculum and Supervision from UNC Charlotte in 2010.
Education: Wake Forest University, BS Biology, Minor in Music '97; Appalachian State University, BM Music Education '01; UNC Charlotte, MEd in Curriculum and Supervision '10
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
What do you do to be creative? I taught myself how to knit a year and a half ago and am learning how to design garments. It's very satisfying to see a piece take shape. Even more satisfying when it fits! My favorite fibers to work with are alpaca and merino wool.
What’s an arts event that you’ve been to or seen recently that you enjoyed? The 2021 Scholastic Gold and Silver Key Exhibit at the Mint Uptown. The students' work was impressive and beautifully showcased in the 5th-floor gallery. I can't wait to see the winning work for 2022!
Do you participate in any community cultural activities? My favorite things to support are Symphony On Tap, pop-up markets, and anything at Camp North End.
What is your favorite thing about UNC Charlotte or The College of Arts + Architecture? The people! It is really interesting to learn about the talents of our students, staff, and faculty.
What do you like to do for fun? I like to be outdoors – biking along the greenway, walking my awesome dog Chester, and working in my garden.